As a photographer I'm fascinated by the diversity of people. What are their motivations, on what do they base their choices in life and what is their purpose. This fascination began at an early age, when I was traveling with my parents through Europe. I could use the old camera from my grandmother and I was immediately intrigued by this medium. Later on I graduated from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam. Since then my work evolved into a poetic, melancholic and romantic version of reality. I work with analogue cameras because this expresses the mood I am looking for. I encourage the viewer to use his or her own imagination. I would describe my work as personal and emotional. I consider myself as an observer and a curious person.

I live and work in Amsterdam.


2017                 Expert program: a successful photography project with Evelien Kunst

2016                 Darkroom printing masterclass wit Machiel Botman

2015                 Workshop DIY-storytelling with Rob Hornstra

2014                 Magnum workshop with Antoine D'Agata @ Tokyo Institute of Photography

2012-2013        Internship photographer @ Het Parool newspaper, Amsterdam 

2010-2013        Photo Academy Amsterdam, graduated december 2013



2019 “Charles goes Arles - The Unseen Edition 2019” @ Unseen Amsterdam

2019 Book launch & exhibition “One Year” @ Schilt Publishing & Gallery

2018 "Charles goes Arles - The Hamburg Edition" slideshow during Triennale der Photographie in Hamburg

2017    "Charles goes Unseen" @ Unseen, Amsterdam

2017    "Charles goes Arles" guerrilla slideshow during Rencontres d'Arles

2017    Exhibition "1 Year" @ Foto Festival Naarden 2017

2017   Group exhibition "Questo Paradiso", Gallery Wijnstraat, Dordrecht

2017    Exhibition "1 Year" at Volkshotel Amsterdam

2017    Nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass 2017

2017    Gomma Grant 2016 Shortlisted Photographer

2016    Participated in the Lensculture World Press Photo portfolio reviews, Amsterdam

2016    Online portfolio publication "Dark Romance", GUP

2015 GUP New photography 2015

2015    Online publication "1 Year", Burn Magazine

2015    Online publication "The Lost Generation", NEW DAWN Magazine

2015    Exhibition "Zonder samenhang is alles perfect" Pantheon Gallery, Amsterdam

2015    Online publication VICE, VICE Geert Broertjes

2015    Publication NEW DAWN Magazine "1 year" series

2014    Exhibition Pantheon Galerie, Amsterdam

2014    Publication in GUP New Dutch Photography Talent 2015

2014    Publication in New Dawn Magazine, Editors Pic

2014    Won the 1st prize with my pitch at "De donkere kamer", Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam

2014    Portfolio publication in Focus Magazine

2013    "D'light" graduation exhibition Photo Academy Amsterdam at Loods 6

2012    Exhibition "Verborgen gezichten" at Felison Terminal, Ijmuiden

2012    Exhibition @ De Wolvenstraat 23, Amsterdam

2012    Exhibition "Vitrine de Ville" Grote 8 @ Wolvenstraat, Amsterdam

2012    Exhibition "8 op 8" Grote 8 @ Pand 14, Amsterdam



T: 0031 (6) 17 19 8003

E: geertbroertjes@gmail.com